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Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's federal corruption trial will feature prosecutors feeding voters a steady reminder of the worst elements of Illinois' political culture — allegations that money, insider influence and personal interest drive public...
Tags: Rod Blagojevich, Government, Elections, Lisa Madigan, Harry Reid
Tribune staff reportersThey showed up at Rod Blagojevich's home before the sun. By daylight, federal agents had arrested and handcuffed the governor, throwing him -- and all of Illinois -- into one of the most momentous and absurd times in the state's sordid political history....
Tags: Rod Blagojevich, Ethics, Government, Organized Crime, Values
The idea of Oprah Winfrey as a U.S. senator may seem far-fetched to many — among them Rod Blagojevich's one-time chief of staff John Harris. The former governor, however, was quite serious when he threw out the talk show host's name as a...
I wasn't disgusted this morning to read that Illinois' senior U.S. senator, Dick Durbin, traveled to 14 different countries, mostly on the taxpayer's dime, in 2009 and 2010. Durbin is the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, and he needs to see the world to...
— Last Memorial Day, Sen. Dick Durbin traveled to a conference at a luxury beach resort on Tunisia's Mediterranean coast. The Democratic senator and his wife, Loretta, stayed at The Residence Tunis, which is part of the exclusive "Leading Hotels of...
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson and Ray Long at 10:20 a.m.; updated at 10:28 a.m. with Sen. Brady post-speech comments SPRINGFIELD --- Republicans began their day at the State Fair hearing U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk's pitch to elect him this......
Clout StPosted by John Chase at 6:45 p.m. Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk donâ€™t see eye to eye on much in their bids for the U.S. Senate, but their campaigns have agreed to participate in two debates and are......
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 1:33 p.m. The Illinois State Board of Elections today finalized the stateâ€™s Nov. 2 ballot, ruling out a slate of candidates running under the banner of the Constitution Party but leaving on a slate running......
Clout StFrom the print edition: Senate poll: Giannoulias, Kirk neck and neck Cash could be deciding factor as Tribune/WGN-TV survey finds weak spots for both candidates By Rick Pearson, Tribune reporter 8:52 PM CDT, September 2, 2010 Democrat Alexi Giannoulias...
Change of SubjectThank Spanky. When Chicago voters go to the polls Feb. 22 and receive a ballot with a long list of names of ethnically and ideologically diverse mayoral candidates, they can offer up silent expressions of gratitude to Ray Wardingley (right),......
Change of SubjectJell-O just sits there and quivers, timidly waiting until greater forces devour it. Gov. Pat Quinn, in contrast, swaggers boldly into controversy, declaring and thumping his chest. Only later does he begin to quiver and allow greater forces to devour........
Change of SubjectIn the report from Daniel Libit and Rachel Cromidas of the Chicago News Cooperative "Daleyâ€™s Paltry Wikipedia Presence" we learn that Temporary U.S. Sen. Roland Burris' Wikipedia entry, at 3,913 words, is nearly twice as long as the entry for......
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